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Bioengineering

Ten years of biomedical engineering research at INESC TEC

In 2014, INESC TEC decided to invest in a new area of research: biomedical engineering. In that sense, a new research Centre was established in the Institute - which, over the past decade, has been advancing national and international research in this domain.

18th July 2024

Institutional

INESC TEC is the latest member of the network of Offices for the Promotion of Industrial Property (GAPI)

The Offices for the Promotion of Industrial Property (GAPI) welcomed a new member: INESC TEC. The protocol between the institution and the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) was signed in July 2024.

17th July 2024

Institutional

From autonomous robots to virtual reality: INESC TEC’s vision for Industry at 360 Tech Industry 

INESC TEC participated in another edition of 360 Tech Industry, this time with technologies ranging from autonomous robotic vehicles to virtual reality (VR) systems and autonomous robots that operate in locations potentially dangerous to humans. The two-day exhibition, which took place at Exponor, brought together automation, robotics and 5G applications experts – and INESC TEC made a clear statement of the vision for the factories of the future. 

17th July 2024

Institutional

INESC TEC participated in the Encontro Ciência 2024

This year, the main science and technology event in the country took place in the northern region of Portugal – more precisely, at the Alfândega do Porto (July 3 to 5). Following the motto "+Science for Health and global well-being", INESC TEC participated in five sessions, as well as in the science and technology exhibition, the posters presentation, and the awards session.

16th July 2024

Institutional

New course to help companies face digitalisation challenges scheduled for October

"Shop floor digitalisation – making digitalisation happen in the Industry"; this is the name of the new training programme organised by INESC TEC and INEGI, scheduled for October. The programme is designed to help companies face the challenges of digitalisation and applications are already open.

16th July 2024

Institutional

Guinea-Bissau's first 24-hour Health Line features INESC TEC technology

INESC TEC - is one of the partners of the project "Linha de Saúde 24h", a free healthcare telephone service for the population of Guinea-Bissau. In a country with hard-to-reach locations, this solution - available to two million people approximately - is vital to support the National Healthcare System.   

16th July 2024

Institutional

Automation of greenhouse tomato harvesting leads to 'Agronomy Best Paper Award' for INESC TEC researchers

A solution developed by INESC TEC researchers, focusing on deep learning models to automate the process of greenhouse tomato harvesting received the "Agronomy Best Paper Award" - granted by the scientific journal Agronomy, of the Swiss Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MPDI). The paper "Benchmark of Deep Learning and a Proposed HSV Colour Space Models for the Detection and Classification of Greenhouse Tomato", by INESC TEC researchers Germano Moreira, Mário Cunha, Filipe Neves dos Santos, Tatiana Pinho and Sandro Magalhães, will be crucial to support farmers in decision-making processes.

15th July 2024

Institutional

INESC TEC researcher wins competition at a Robotics Summer School in Switzerland

Maria Lopes, researcher at INESC TEC, won the competition that ended the Robotics Summer School organised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), in Zurich. The ETH Robotics Summer School 2024 included - in addition to a series of sessions that aimed to teach participants fundamental concepts of robotics - a competition won by the team of the INESC TEC researcher.

15th July 2024

Robotics

Europe plans to monitor and preserve insect populations – with INESC TEC’s support

A low-cost technology that integrates image-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect insects and identify potential threats to their existence. MOXOH was developed by INESC TEC and presented at a working meeting of InsectAI COST, an action promoted by the European COST programme that aims to accelerate the development of image-based and AI-assisted solutions to support the monitoring and preservation of insects.

12th July 2024

Computer Science and Engineering

INESC TEC is the first Portuguese entity to join international consortium to accelerate the use of generative AI in science and engineering

Creating an open ecosystem that brings together representatives from academia, research centres, supercomputing centres and companies that are developing, training and using large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, as well as building and operating large-scale computing systems – this is the goal of TPC, The Trillion Parameter Consortium. INESC TEC was the first Portuguese entity to join this partnership, which gathers more than 70 entities and aims to promote the sharing of experiences, tools and data, collaboration between teams, and best practices in the responsible development of AI.

11th July 2024

Institutional

Porto City Council awards Medal of Merit to Pedro Guedes de Oliveira

Over the past decade, the awarding ceremony has been taking place on July 9. This event aims to honour individual personalities or entities that have stood out for their merits or civic achievements. Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, former chairman of INESC TEC, was one of this year's recipients.

11th July 2024

Institutional

Let's decarbonise cities - the path is made with energy transition, sustainable mobility and a greener economy

Did you know that main urban areas are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gases? The city of Porto is no exception; and that's why the city welcomed the "Decarbonisation of Cities", during the 7th Energy and Climate Summit. Dozens of experts came together to share their experience in addressing current decarbonisation challenges, and INESC TEC did not miss the call:  João Peças Lopes and António Baptista, INESC TEC researchers, participated as speakers in two of the three panels, sharing their knowledge about energy transition and green economy.

11th July 2024

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